Tag Archives: Mississippi


Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
NY, ND Pushing Abortion Laws in Opposite Directions

State legislatures across the country have approved a wave of anti-abortion legislation in recent years, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping his state will buck the trend by prohibiting discrimination of abortion rights. At the same time, North Dakota’s lawmakers are considering multiple bills that could make its abortion laws the most restrictive in the nation. The Reproductive Health Act will soon be introduced in the New York Senate, and though the bill’s language has not yet been …

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Access to Abortion Services Blocked or Limited by State Laws

A federal judge has indefinitely extended his injunction of a new Mississippi law that requires abortion clinic physicians to be board-certified OB-GYNs and to have patient-admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The law was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, and would have closed the state’s only abortion clinic, but U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III blocked it while he considered its constitutionality. The controversial Mississippi law is just one of the latest measures in an ongoing …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Uncategorized by Courtney Sherwood  
Mississippi Tort Cap Overturned — For Now

The mother of a boy who died of smoke inhalation in an apartment building lacking adequate fire detection may be able to collect $6 million from the complex’s owners, despite Mississippi lawsuit caps, following to a recent ruling in that state. The decision is almost certain to be affected by a pending state Supreme Court case, however, and could also be appealed to that court. In his 14-page ruling, Coahoma County Circuit Judge Charles Webster said that Mississippi’s cap on …

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Posted 2 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Richard Dahl  
Traffic-Cam Bans: In Mississippi, ‘Big Brother’ Strikes Back

The Mississippi Legislature thought it was saying no to Big Brother in passing a law banning the use of traffic cameras three years ago. Now an Arizona-based manufacturer of the cameras is claiming the state has no such right.  American Traffic Solutions has filed suit in Hinds County Circuit Court, claiming that the state’s three-year-old ban on traffic cameras is depriving it of private property without due compensation. ATS claimed that the contract it had entered into with the city …

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